At 3237 meters, Shimen Mountain (石門山) is #66 on Taiwan’s 100 Peak list and is the easiest of Taiwan’s high peaks to climb. Shimen is the shortest hike up to one of the 100 peaks. The trailhead begins at the side of the road, and heads up a well groomed stairs/dirt path trail for 750 meters. You can get up top between 10-20 minutes depending on your pace.
It’s so accessible, that you’ll notice many people hopping out of there cars in nice shoes and high heels walking to the top. It’s also a favorite of the tour group crowd. This is why it is the easiest of Taiwan’s top 100 peaks.
The view is nice and it’s cool feeling knowing you made it so easily to one of the top peaks.
Trailhead of the Easiest of Taiwan’s High Peaks
The trailhead to Shimen Mountain is on the side of route 14. It’s about a kilometer down the road from the Hehuan Vistior Center at Kilometer marker 33. There is a parking lot across from the trailhead. You can also see two plaques describing Mt. Shimen and the origin of its name.
There isn’t much more to say about this hike If you are driving over Route 14 and the Wuling Pass, it is worth it to get out of your car, off your bike or scooter, and jog up Mt. Shimen. You can then say that you hiked at least one of Taiwan’s high 100 Peaks.
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